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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Catapult for US Navy?

Looks like the first test of the electromagnet catapult was a success. Prototype launched a F/A18E Super Hornet. Good news for the USS Gerald R Ford - CVN 68 currently under construction as it was designed for this type of catapult rather than traditional steam powered ones.

For some reason the system acronym is EMAILS. Link.


  1. It will be interesting the first time it breaks... :-)

  2. Elsewhere, they used the same electromagnetic propulsion to throw a projectile in excess of Mach 7. Talk about a rush!